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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03980
Asked by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 25 October 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received the COVID-19 booster vaccine six months after the initial course of the vaccine, as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2021


Answer

Booster vaccinations in Scotland started as soon as possible once the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) provided their advice on boosters, which stated that the booster dose should be offered no earlier than six months after completion of the primary vaccine course, however there is some flexibility to offer a booster vaccination to the most vulnerable groups after five months.

1,342,841 people have received a booster or 3rd dose to 19 November, and we are working as quickly as we can, prioritising those most vulnerable.

Data on boosters by JCVI priority group is not yet published. We continue to work closely with Public Health Scotland to develop the vaccination data to provide robust statistics that enhance public understanding.